Latest Village Voice

August 1, 2017
- Village Voice
The bull sits quietly in the middle of the ring. It’s not so much taunting those who’ll attempt to ride it to the eight-second mark, but certainly tempting them to try and find the necessary fortitude and courage to carry them towards a few seconds of fame. David Rideout had no concerns about... Read more
July 27, 2017
- Village Voice
When the word innovation comes to mind, many are quick to think of a physical invention, the creation of a tool that can make life a little easier or the enhancement of existing technology to save people time and effort, for example. Jane Kuepfer, Schlegel Specialist in Sprirituality and Aging with... Read more
July 25, 2017
- Village Voice
Heads turn when Fairview Nursing Home hits the streets of Toronto upon the two new custom tricycles the home purchased this year. Each is capable of holding a resident upon a front platform that can either lock a wheelchair safely into place or offers a safe seat upon the other, and they work under... Read more
July 20, 2017
- Village Voice
Schlegel RIA Innovators offer solutions for the needs of tomorrow When Ontario’s Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care addressed nearly 200 people who’d come together for the annual Schlegel Villages/ RIA Innovation Summit in June, he described the hypothetical case of “Eve”. (Click here for... Read more
July 18, 2017
- Village Voice
One of Ontario’s leading health officials poses deep questions to Schlegel innovators In mid-June, Dr. Robert Bell, Ontario’s Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, offered a keynote address to open the 3rd annual Schlegel Villages/RIA Innovation Summit. Dr. Robert Bell takes a response from... Read more
July 13, 2017
- Village Voice
Sometimes the losses a person must endure in this life come in waves, an endless barrage of challenges and sorrow creating a mountainous obstacle that seems practically insurmountable. Vicki St. Amand (right) found a new means of facing life's greatest challenges after connecting with Melissa... Read more
July 11, 2017
- Signature Programs, Village Voice
“I’ve never really stopped being a journalist,” says Marie Gleason of The Village at St. Clair. She’s standing before her small booth in the hall at Bingeman’s Park in Kitchener where she’s joined more than 120 other residents from across Schlegel Villages. As part of the Pursuit of Passions event... Read more
July 6, 2017
- Signature Programs, Village Voice
The Pursuit of Passions performance that proves every barrier can be overcome The piano is wheeled to the front of the hall at Bingeman’s Conference Centre in Kitchener. Phil Fiess, the pianist, stands unsteadily before more than 150 people; he’s eloquent, confident and poised, though he weaves... Read more
July 5, 2017
- Village Voice
Fairview Nursing Home’s investment in emotional well-being for its Team As the autumn months of 2016 moved into the dark of winter at Fairview Nursing Home in Toronto’s west-end, the small community of 108 residents and the team that supports them suffered a series of losses. Each one compounded... Read more
June 29, 2017
- Village Voice
Ten centenarians celebrated for their countless gifts to Canada They come from all walks of life, these ladies who are honoured today at the Village of Humber Heights. They trace their roots back to places like Jamaica, Manitoba, England and, of course, Toronto. Collectively they’ve watched more... Read more

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